When: Tuesday, June 16th from 12 noon to 2PM
Who: various Animal rights groups and activists including Friends of Animals
Beginning Monday, the City of NY is planning to remove and kill thousands of Canada geese from city owned properties near JFK and LaGuardia airports as part of a “strategy” to keep the birds from interfering with flights. Destroying geese is a quick fix that offers no enduring solution since after a significant sector of the flock is removed, new animals will eventual migrate in. Violence begets more violence and surely non-violent means to reduce flock grown should be pursued including researching new technology to protect plane engines from bird hits.
What a barbaric, uncivilized and moronic message to send by our mayor – if someone becomes inconvenient or gets in your way - just wipe them out.
Real solution can only be found by building "bird proof" aircraft engines, not by attempting wholesale slaughter of potentially millions of geese (and other birds) over time that might migrate over New York City skies and collide with planes.
Dictator Bloomberg (who also rejects the stated will by voters for two-term election officials) is seemingly only concerned for appearances, rather than real solution to a problem. He is living in La La land when stating the birds will "go to sleep." Since when is death by gassing considered "sleep?"
The roundup is being planned for molting season when the geese cannot fly. Coexisting peacefully with wildlife requires diligence, creativity and an open mind …. Something that appears to be sorely lacking with this administration.
Please sign petition to stop gassing plan. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-nys-goose-gassing-plan
PLEASE SIGN PETITION TO STOP THE GASSING http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-nys-goose-gassing-plan
City Planning Massive Goose Genocide – NY Magazine – 6/11/09http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/06/city_planning_massive_goose_ge.html?imw=Y&f=most-emailed-24h5Queens Crap Blog – Bloomberg OK with Sending Geese to gas chamberhttp://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2009/06/bloomberg-ok-with-sending-geese-to-gas.html ____________________________________________________________